Considering that anyone who needs a psychiatrist is already battling difficult and stressful circumstances you can't imagine how finding a psychiatrist can be one of the most overwhelming and intimidating experiences a person has to suffer through.
A good psychiatrist will sit, facing you, and listen intently as you describe how you're feeling.
A good psychotherapist looks for patterns in thoughts, feelings, behaviors, or reactions.
A good psychotherapist brings these patterns to the patient's awareness in a way that may allow them to change.
A good pharmacologist discovers, develops and evaluates drugs for use in their patient's treatment plans.
A good psychologists ensures their clients feel comfortable and safe as they're confiding their deepest secrets and most embarrassing problems.
A good psychologist inspires trust in the process of therapy.
A good psychologist understands the difference between ethics and morals and knows the importance of keeping client sessions confidential.
A good psychiatrist will change one medicine at a time, and only very slightly. They should ask you about any changes in mood, physical symptoms, and any general improvement or decline. There are no massive medicine changes every month.
A good psychiatrist takes the time to describe a course of therapy that they believe will help you, and they will outline what you can expect over the coming months, in a fair and honest way.
Dr Garcia-Moreno is all the above.
Posted: 12/27/2011 • Link to this review
University Dearcelona Fac De Med 1980